ADDING VALUE TO YOUR HOME WITH STONE FLOORING
There are a lot of ways you can add value to your home, but no home improvement will have quite as dramatic an effect as having stone flooring put in. The following is a brief look at some of the ways stone flooring can add a significant amount of value to your home.
Keep cooler in summer
Making your home better able to deal with heat is an extremely attractive feature, and one of the best ways to cool things down in there is by bringing in some natural stone flooring. Your new stone floors will make it a whole lot easier to keep the temperatures down, and will likely help save you some money on your air conditioning bills as well.
Improve air quality
In today’s increasingly health conscious world, people are looking for the healthiest possible home to call their own, and one of the best things you can do for the health of your home is get rid of those old carpets and have them replaced with stone flooring. It has become clear that carpets are in fact extremely bad for the quality of the air, so any health conscious house hunters will love the fact that your place will have far cleaner air than those other carpeted options, significantly increasing the value of your home.
A modern transformation
Your floors will do more to date your home and help determine its value than any other element, so having those old floors torn up and new stone flooring installed will have your home looking far more modern, and worth a significant amount more at the same time. Whether you have slate tiles or marble flooring put in, your new floors are guaranteed to have your home looking back at its best.
Use natural light more effectively
Stone flooring allows you to make far better use of the natural light in your home, as rather than absorb light, your stone floors will help reflect it, saving you money on your electricity bills while also making your home a far brighter and more enjoyable place to be. Most potential homebuyers will be looking for as much natural light as possible, so by making better use of what you have by installing stone flooring, your home will be looking far better and will therefore be worth far more as well.
Make your floors a feature
A lot of people forget about their floors when they are looking to add a few new features to their homes, however considering that the floors in your home are one of the first things you see when entering your place, being greeted by a gorgeous stone floor rather than a ratty carpet can make an enormous amount of difference.
Easy to clean
One of the best things about stone flooring is how easy it is to keep clean — an extremely attractive quality for people who have families and/or pets, or even just those who have better things to do than clean. With stone flooring, you don’t need a fancy vacuum to keep it clean; just a broom, a mop and bucket. Additionally, no other type of flooring will look anywhere near as good as a freshly cleaned stone floor.